Phil Jackson is Reportedly Determined To Trade Carmelo Anthony, Has Reached Out To Celtics, Clippers
The love affair between Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks has gone quite sour, as both sides are ready to end this tumultuous relationship by any means necessary. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James came out recently and stated how much the team could use a playmaker, but when the Knicks came to them about a Kevin Love-for-Melo trade, they denied it.
According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Mannix, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson “is determined to rid the roster” of Carmelo Anthony and his contract, and has reached out to the Los Angeles Clippers as well as the Boston Celtics.
“Knicks president Phil Jackson is determined to find a destination and deal that Anthony would agree to accept before the Feb. 23 NBA trade deadline, league sources said.
Jackson is determined to rid the roster of Anthony and his contract, and start rebuilding around Kristaps Porzingis, league sources said.
The Clippers are a team that would interest Anthony, league sources said.
Anthony makes $24.6 million this season and has $54 million remaining over the next two years of his contract. His deal includes a 15 percent trade kicker and a player option for the 2018-19 season.”
The Knicks are currently 20-27 and in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.